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“Start the Conversation: A Regulator’s Role in a World Divided by Distributed Generation”

Public Utilities Fortnightly Sherina Maye Edwards

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At a time when there are numerous questions about what the increased use of distributed generation (DG) will mean for the electric utility, many are looking to regulators for answers and guidance. One thing is clear: continued growth of DG means changes to the historical utility business model. Such changes will create challenges and opportunities for utilities, consumers and regulators alike. In order for utilities and consumers to accept these challenges and embrace opportunities, regulators must ensure a smooth transition into the future by starting a dialog with all stakeholders, including utilities, DG and non-DG customers.


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Originally published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, September 1, 2014